Architectural Association, Design Research Lab (DRL)
suckerPUNCH: Describe your project.
SoftKill Design (nicholette CHAN, gilles RETSIN, aaron SILVER, & sophia TANG): Softkill Design investigated the architectural potential of the latest Selective Laser Sintering technologies, testing the boundaries of large scale 3-D printing by designing with computer algorithms that micro-organize the printed material itself. With the support of Materialise, Softkill Design produced a high-resolution prototype of a 3D Printed house at 1:33 scale. The model consists of 30 detailed fibrous pieces which can be assembled into one continuous cantilevering structure, without need for any adhesive material.